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Do it one way this week and the other way the next. One of the toilet graffiti memes that I remember from my undergrad days was - why did the arts student leave his curtains closed in the morning? So he had something to do in the afternoon ....

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Yesterday the New Zealand Government announced that the country was going into lockdown for 4 weeks with all non essential business and public transport shut down and people expected to remain at home. Supermarkets were extremely busy on Mon. afternoon, packaged imported foodstuffs scarce though supermarkets introduced rationing last week. Fairly quiet in the supermarkets this afternoon, almost panic buying in the builders merchants, managed to load up with material for one or two non-model railway projects at home.

The next few weeks should be a good opportunity to catch up on my backlog of half finished model railway projects, even started the final assembly of a Midland 2-4-0 for myself!

 

 

 

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We will probably see an increase in the no of 'reported' cases here in Ireland over next few days due to the increased testing regime, but as so many as of yet untested folks may have this with mild symptoms, the new testing regime is now picking them up, it may paint a more pessimistic picture in terms of the trend than what is actually happening. Stay safe folks and take care. Lots of plastic card, paints and wiring to catch up on. Now may be an opportune time to weather that stock that's been on the long finger since the world was normal.

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Getting a bit ridiculous now people

Me auld pension wont last much longer at this rate

 

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Cluster down here in Conna by all accounts (HSE Info from an insider). given the horse activity down here no surprise really the thicks.

Just in Marks cork there at lunch for some stuff before the shut for a while, Pity as well as new chap just got going!

 

 

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Look after yourself and your loved ones, everybody! We are all working remotely, so are available to answer any questions, queries etc. The office is closed until further notice. 

However, the distribution centre in the UK is still open, so we can still dispatch orders if any of you fancy any wagons or bits for the layout whilst in lockdown. Thankfully our hobby is something to help us take our minds off such things. 

China is also back in full swing, so look out for Guinness kegs coming late April/early May, all going well. We will not be opening pre-ordering on them until we are certain they are able to get to customers freely. A Class is still motoring along too and on course for September. 

Cheers!

Fran

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Posted (edited)
29 minutes ago, Warbonnet said:

 

China is also back in full swing, so look out for Guinness kegs coming late April/early May, all going well.

 

Probably best not to open the kegs, though.....

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32 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

Probably best not to open the kegs, though.....

Once you dont start licking the models I reckon you'll be just fine, JB!

Cheers,

Fran

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thats it...... Leo n gang saw this entire post and decided to lock us all away and confiscate Daves last face mask, as its the only one left  in the whole of Ireland.

845pm,,,to-nite 27/3/2020 total shut down in Ireland for Cov-19,,,,,

9.05pm Garda arrive at notorious train robbery in Santry,

9.30 Dave arrested for hording IRM models, for having 30 boxes of cements.

10.30 pm dave released, Garda realise he will never do good behavior.

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Just as well nobody knows about the 146,000 toilet rolls, 32,400 hand sanitisers, and 115,670 cement bubble packs I got from a man I know this afternoon.

If anyone wants to swop them for four bars of fruit'n'nut chocolate and a freshly poured pint of Guinness, I'm open to offers.

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On 3/27/2020 at 11:28 PM, jhb171achill said:

Just as well nobody knows about the 146,000 toilet rolls, 32,400 hand sanitisers, and 115,670 cement bubble packs I got from a man I know this afternoon.

If anyone wants to swop them for four bars of fruit'n'nut chocolate and a freshly poured pint of Guinness, I'm open to offers.

Or swop for four MM 141 models in Black'n'Tan 141, 165, 181, 188 :) 

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Had a bit of a tiff with Granny Bracken this evening
I dont think she is talking to me
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On 4/2/2020 at 10:40 AM, jhb171achill said:

Do not try this at home.....

 

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I don't think there's a problem there. Are they even running in Ireland at the moment?

On 4/1/2020 at 7:34 PM, WRENNEIRE said:

Had a bit of a tiff with Granny Bracken this evening
I dont think she is talking to me
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Yeah, it's still a respiratory disease. Coronavirus is a zoonotic respiratory disease acquired from bats, therefore hoarding toilet tissue is just bat shit crazy! 😁

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Australian supermarket owner tells customer what to do with 5000 rolls of toilet paper and 150 packs of hand sanitiser after he asked for a refund😉

Customer asked for a refund when e-bay refused to list the toilet rolls and hand sanitiser. I wonder did he pay the 20 people he got to do the shopping?

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12324944&&ref=recommended

Our supermarkets restricted customers to two packs of packaged items each, only thing that has run out is flour with a lot more home cooking.

 

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3 hours ago, Mayner said:

Australian supermarket owner tells customer what to do with 5000 rolls of toilet paper and 150 packs of hand sanitiser after he asked for a refund

Doesn't play in my region, but I have a good imagination!

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Is This Train Car Carrying ‘COVID-19’? The facebook fake.
"It's puzzling why more conspirators aren't caught when they operate so brazenly"  by    David Mikkelson     Published 14 March 2020  https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/covid19-railroad-tankcar/

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conclusion to page, david writes:
Most obviously, a tank car labeled ‘COVID-19’ makes no sense, as COVID-19 is not a term that identifies a virus or any other physical thing that can be carried. COVID-19 is the name of the coronavirus disease caused by a particular virus, so a tank car marked to display that it was carrying ‘COVID-19’ would be akin to a package bearing a label indicating that it contained ‘DIABETES.’ In furtherance of an alleged conspiracy to spread the COVID-19 illness, the tank car would carrying not COVID-19 but the virus known as “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2,” or SARS-CoV-2 for short.

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